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Mark Morris, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Ranger for the Tonasket District since 2000, retires this week after a career spanning four decades with the U.S. Forest Service.Forest Ranger Mark Morris retires from 40-year career. USFS photo

Forest Ranger Mark Morris retires from 40-year career

TONASKET – Mark Morris, wraps-up a career of more than 40 years with the U.S. Forest Service this week, including the last decade as Tonasket’s District Ranger. He said his new to-do list is pretty long and includes spending more time on horseback in the Pasayten Wilderness.

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School Director Tedi Lynn Fletcher, chairwoman of the school board, presents a plaque to Dr. Ernie Bartelson commemorating his 13 years as superintendent for the Oroville School District. He was also presented with gifts from the board, including a “Str

Dr. Bartelson attends last Oroville School Board meeting as superintendent

OROVILLE – Dr. Ernie Bartelson attended his last Oroville School Board meeting as the district’s superintendent Monday, June 28, leaving just two days before his official retirement at the end of the month.

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Hirst-Pavek trial moved out of county

OKANOGAN – The final trial in the murder of Michelle Kitterman has been continued until Monday, Nov. 1 and moved to Douglas County.

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Oroville Chamber of Commerce looking for new blood

OROVILLE – The Oroville Chamber of Commerce is seeking people with fresh ideas to fill the position of president and vice president of the organization.

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Water policy concerns heard by Tonasket council

TONASKET – Concerns from residents about the water policy in the possible annexation area south of Tonasket were heard during the Tuesday, June 22 Tonasket City Council meeting.

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Hospital Warrants up to $3.5 million

TONASKET – The registered warrants, the money North Valley Hospital must repay the county, are up to $3.5 million, as of the Thursday, June 24 meeting.

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Oroville Community Fireworks set for July 4th

OROVILLE – The Oroville Community Fireworks Display will take place again this year at Oroville’s Deep Bay Park, according to Dane Forrester, who organizes the event each year.

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Red Clark and Harold Carter help get the rodeo grounds ready for another Fourth of July Chesaw Rodeo a couple years back. The two stock contractors have been selected as this year’s Grand Marshals.Stockmen Clark and Carter are 4th of July Rodeo Grand Ma

Stockmen Clark and Carter are Chesaw 4th of July Rodeo Grand Marshals

CHESAW – The Chesaw Rodeo Club has chosen C&C Rodeo Stock Contractors Red Clark and Harold Carter to be honored as this year’s Fourth of July Chesaw Rodeo Grand Marshals.

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The gates on Zosel Dam are holding back additional water on Lake Osoyoos due to a predicted drought this summer in the Canadian Okanagan. Because of higher than normal rainfall the international board that regulates the lake level has decided to begin the

Water to be released from Osoyoos Lake

YAKIMA – Additional water held at Zosel Dam in response to a regional drought declaration will soon be released, according to the state Department of Ecology.

The International Osoyoos Lake Board of Control (IJC) made the drought declaration when it was determined this spring that the Canadian Okanagan could face severe drought this summer. The IJC is in charge of setting levels on Osoyoos and the Oroville-Tonasket Irrigation District operates Zosel Dam, owned by Ecology. The Irrigation District, which provides water to approximately 10,000 acres of farm land has a water right on Lake Osoyoos of…

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Oroville and county will test ways to eliminate sewer odors

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council heard a report from the city clerk regarding efforts to eliminate sewer odors emanating from some parts of the Eastlake Sewer System.

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